Hot Air in Action

“Nincompoop” came into usage about 1680, meaning one of defective reasoning. It may be related to the Latin phrase ‘non compos mentis’.

In common use among Rhinos, there is an added element to the meaning, namely, the Nincompoop has to be unaware of  obvious limitations, indeed most often is complacent and sure of superiority.

It’s ironic really, but not particularly endearing.

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